On-Farm Workshops for 2023
Join us in person for one or more of our upcoming workshops to learn how to grow or manage your own agricultural ventures.
- Pruning and Managing an Orchard Trees, Grapes and Small Fruit – April 1, 2023, 10-12 followed by potluck lunch; $25-$75
- Building and Using a Chicken Tractor – April 22, 2023, 10-12 followed by potluck lunch; $25-$75
- Growing Shiitakes Mushrooms on Logs – May 13; 10-12 with potluck lunch; $25-$75; Jonathan and Clare to lead
- MHOF vegetable production intensive (all day) – June 10; 10-3 with pot luck lunch; $50-$100; Clare and Julie to lead
- The Permaculture Farm and Agroforestry hedgerows – June 24; 10-3 with pot luck lunch: $50-$100; Jono Neiger to lead
- Cooking with your CSA share – July 22; Clare and Julie to do this one. 10-noon with complimentary lunch; $25-$75
- Food preservation – September 16, Julie, Clare and Jack; 10-2 with pot luck; $50-$100
Weekly shares of local, organic produce
Summer CSA: May 29 – October 27, 2023
Fall CSA: October 30 – November 20, 2023
ABOUT MANY HANDS ORGANIC FARM
Many Hands Organic Farm (MHOF) grows certified organic produce, meat and eggs in Barre, MA (Baystate Organic Certifiers and the Real Organic Project). MHOF has been in existence since 1982 and has been selling to the public since 1985. We are highly diverse, no till, and focus on high quality and nutrient density through practices supporting maximum photosynthesis.
Julie Rawson and Jack Kittredge, co-owners of Many Hands Organic Farm
Photo by Oliver Scott Snure
Occasionally we have kittens born on the farm who are available to new homes at 8 weeks of age for $50 each. We do NOT keep a waiting list of interested adopters, so please watch this space and/or join our newsletter to find out when we have kittens available.
Currently there are no kittens available.
Christmas/in Newsletter /by Christy Bassett
Or Kwanza, or Hannukah, or Winter Solstice – whatever the way we each interface with this time of year, it is a very special time of year with giving, darkness, introspection and rest. I grew up in the Christian tradition with Santa Claus, Christmas pageants, Christmas trees, presents and the whole 9 yards. Certainly, as […]
Hog Slaughter/in Newsletter /by Christy Bassett
Before I move forward on this distressing topic (for me), I must step back a bit. I grew up on a hog farm. I learned early how to say “sueey” at the top of my lungs and held the pigs’ back legs when my dad was “cutting” them – this is a nice euphemism for […]
Leaves/in Newsletter /by Christy Bassett
If you have been following the newsletter lately, you know that we have been focused on leaf collection. Well, in two batches – about 16 totes on Monday, and another 11 on Friday, we filled every 1/10 cubic yard tote on the farm, and they are now still dotted over the landscape, awaiting being parked […]